constructive collocations and examples

 UK /kənˈstrʌktɪv/

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intended to be useful or helpful


Adverbs frequently used with constructive
extremely, highly, veryThe planning staff found the meeting very constructive.
Nouns frequently used with constructive
comments: advice, comment, criticism, feedback, suggestionAlthough some comments may be interpreted as somewhat negative, they are meant as constructive criticism.discussion: debate, dialogue, discussionWhen tempers have calmed, constructive dialogue might be possible once more.behaviour or attitude: approach, contribution, engagement, manner, relationship, response, role, wayWe believe constructive engagement with our customers and shareholders is essential.
Nouns frequently used after constructive in
approach, comments, criticismThe readers were very constructive in their criticism.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with constructive
helpful, honest, positive, supportiveThe aim is to encourage positive and constructive dialogue between the two groups.
 
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